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Would love to see a scales option added to 16 levels

Hello, I would love to see a scales option added to 16 levels to be used with melodic samples. Of course you wouldn’t be able to set a root note, but if you know the key of your sample already, being able to assign it to a specific scale would allow 2 or 3 octaves to be played across the 16 pads from just that one sample.

For me this would be huge. Especially if I just want to play a simple synth note sample, but don’t want to waste a whole instrument program on it, when only 128 programs can be stored in memory.
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  • Hey Avene,

    Thanks for posting!

    As an alternative to 16 Level, you could try assigning that melodic sample to a Keygroup program and using Pad Perform Mode. Pad Perform will allow you to constrain the notes that are triggered to a specific scale.

    Scales in 16 Level could be cool though! Be sure to submit this as a feature request with the MPC 2 Software's built-in feedback module. The feedback module is represented by a smiley icon at the lower right side of the software next to the browser icons. This information goes directly to the Akai team for consideration!

    If you need an alternative method of submitting feedback, you may use the following links:

    MPC - Submit a Feature Request

    MPC - Submit a Bug Report

    Thanks for your feedback!
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  • Hi Nick, thanks for the reply.

    I’m trying to avoid using keygroup programs, because I have all my tracks/songs in the one project with a program for each. Plus a few basic keyboard sounds I always use like strings, piano etc. And with a limit of 128 programs, I don’t want to waste any on single shot samples I could play using 16 levels.

    If they removed that 128 program limit, and made it 1000 programs or so on, then I would be happy to do it that way.

    Still, I think scales in 16 levels would be the best option to have!

    I’ll use the feature request for that too. Cheers!
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